Mother's Day

Sandra Bell Johnson, pastor who became an activist with mothers against gun violence in Baltimore, dies

Sandra Bell Johnson, pastor who became an activist with mothers against gun violence in Baltimore, dies

Sandra Bell "Sandy" Johnson, a member of the Johns Hopkins Hospital pastoral staff who organized a cease-fire march on Mother's Day weekend, died of cardiac arrest June 23 at Good Samaritan Hospital.

The Parkville resident was 62.

Born Sandra Bell in Pitts County, N.C., and known as Pastor Sandy, she was the daughter of James Barnes and Vena Jackson. She moved to Baltimore in 1957 and lived in East Baltimore on East Eager Street.

She attended Booker T. Washington Junior High School and was a 1972 graduate of Eastern High School.

She obtained a bachelor's degree in business administration from Strayer University. She later received a master's degree in...

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